Terra Nova

est. 1989   |   People helping people

Minutes February 2020

Postal Employees 25 Year Club

(A Council of the Terra Nova Chapter Heritage Club)

Minutes of meeting held at Royal Canadian Legion, Blackmarsh Rd. on February 26th, 2020.

In the absence of president Howlett, Heritage Club president Holmes opened the meeting at 7:30pm. and thanked those members present for their attendance. The minutes of the previous meeting were adopted on a motion by John O’Toole and seconded by Bill Marshall. 

Those in attendance were:

B. Coultas      E. Holmes        T. McCarthy       G. Power       J. Sullivan

J. Flynn          G. Knight         W. Murphy         N. Rendell    B. Thomson

L. Fraize        B. Marshall       J. O’Toole          D. Roche       R. Wells


Eric Howlett;  Neil Myrick;  and Tanya Fraize, wife of Trevor and daughter-in-law of Les.

Our thoughts and prayers are with them all.


Barry Abbott;     Libby Holwell  –  daughter of Alice Abbott.

A moments silence was held in their honor and our sincere condolences go out to all those concerned.


Don Jardine.

We wish him health and happiness for the future.


The treasurer was not in attendance.


El has spoken to Dave Parsons of Stn. “A” about the Harvey’s calendars and was told there should be no problem with storage for next year.

We have received a bank money-order for $10.00 from Mount Pearl with no name. If you sent a bank money-order to Terra Nova Chapter in November 2019 but haven’t received a receipt yet, please call El at 753-4231.

El reported that due to a restructuring of routes there will be seven new routes created sometime this year. Start times will revert back to 7:00am. and the carriers will have to come back to Stn. A for lunch.  There is no extra room for the new routes so the Post Office may need to take up a portion of the lunch room which will have an impact on the breakfasts run by the Heritage Club, as well as other functions now held at the Plant.

El stated that the Club will do a breakfast tomorrow in aid of the Waterford Hospital Auxillary, subsequent to a conversation with Alice Abbott who has been volunteering with that organization for over thirty years.

The Club will again be helping out at the Gathering Place this year, May 30th from 9:00 am. to 1:00pm. Volunteers are needed, so if you would like to help a worthy cause please call Dave Roche or Monique Dumesnil at 753-9826.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:55pm. on a motion by Bob Thomson.

Our next meeting will be a Jiggs Dinner meeting at the Legion on March 25th at 6:30pm. This dinner meeting will be open to members and spouses/significant others, so please let us know of your attendance by no later than March 21st, by calling either El @ 753-4231, Wayne @ 364-1263 or Eric @ 368-2692.  The cost is $15.00 per person.